Good Morning, SupaNation. It's a beautiful July morning and pigskin is in the air. After a long rest from my prediction responsibilities, I am happy to be reporting for duty. As is always the case, much change has occurred in the off-season and there is a great deal still unknown about the 2010 season. Now that we all know that LeBron is heading to Miami, maybe we can get focused on some football. After doing this for more than 8 years- I can tell you that I am excited to get the season underway in earnest. So let's get down to business.
Kosciusco County Mustangs @ Noble County Wolfpack
The backyard brawl has all the makings of a great game this year. Two teams that have fought some very heated battles and who know one another very well. The Wolfpack earned an awful lot of respect last season, and the Mustangs once again fell short of their ultimate goal. The Stangs are both hungrier and more talented. This may finally be the year of the Mustang- and the Wolfpack will be the first to see the light.
St. Louis Kings @ Ohio River Bearcats
The Bearcats are right where they want to be: in a much more competitive league playing for a more prestigious trophy. Trouble is, that competitive schedule comes with plenty of early challenges. Most seasons for most teams, the defense dominates in the early going while the offense gets its feet. The Bearcats are a very good football team that has played very good defense thus far. If the offense does not get out of the gate in the game with the mediocre Kings, it will be a long road the rest of the way. Bearcats will get it done, though, at home.
Indiana Cutters @ Mid West Force
On paper, this one may look like a warm-up contest for the perennial power from Bloomington, but when they arrive in Ohio, they will find a very different situation. This Force team is absolutely for real. They've got the tools in every facet of the game to be a real contender. The Cutters have a great deal of talent and are in good shape after picking up some unexpected off-season acquisitions. The Force are good enough to beat any team in the IFL, and the Cutters will be thankful they escape with a win….this time.
Madison Co Pirates @ Ohio Outlawz
The Outlawz are very much an unknown quantity inside the IFL. I am told by at least two sources that the roster has been very fluid over the month of June. Hosting the Pirates will give us all a chance to see what the team is made of. We've seen enough of the Pirates in the early going to know that this team has what it takes to compete- but how will they fare after the long road trip? Pretty well, one would expect.
Indianapolis Stampede @ Lake County Steelers
This should be a very competitive game. It won't be pretty, but it will be competitive from whistle to whistle. The Steelers are looking to build on an impressive showing against the Mustangs a few weeks back, and they have a good opportunity to do so against a Stampede team with a lot of talent and heart but very little chemistry. The homefield advantage will be good enough for a big (possible franchise changing) win for the long-suffering Steelers.
Indiana Generals @ Wanee Hurricanes
There was a time not long ago when one single organization seemed to be all that North Central Indiana could support. With the explosion of the new squads in the area, talent has necessarily been diluted. The Hurricanes feature some talent and have been out at the woodshed getting ready for the visiting Generals- but all of the preparation in the world cannot make up for experience and depth- both of which the title-contending Generals will bring in spades. By the time it is over, the field will look like it has been destroyed by a devastating force- but it will be the Hurricanes left demolished.
Elkhart Shamrock @ Indiana Hitmen
Ditto the observation above. Can the region really support so many teams? Only time will tell and while it is clear that the Shamrock have had a great deal of transition in the offseason, their experience gives them the edge here. The Hitmen are a small group of athletic, hard hitting football players, but that is unlikely to be enough against the more experienced, deeper Shamrock who will win the day in what is likely to be- should both teams survive the next few seasons- a great rivalry. Look for some big hits and big plays in this one.
That's all the juice that's left in the prediction machine, folks. I certainly hope you all have a great weekend and MAKE SURE TO GET THOSE SCORES AND DETAILS IN. And while you're on that field, make sure to make your mommas proud, boys.
Nothing more to be talked about supa made them predictions.Time to play ball.
Generals 34 - Hurricanes 13 Final.
Lots of turnovers on each side! The only touchdown for the hurricanes came with approx. 30 seconds on the clock on a long pass play.
Good clean game !
Ohio Outlawz 22
MC Pirates 0
Will have to let Outlawz57 fill you in on the details.
hitmen 14 shamrock 0 good game hitmen
Thank you Don, well played by both teams, glad it didn't get out of hand like alot of people thought it would, and just to show you how disciplined we are ran, there were 4 starts ride'n the pines the whole first quarter(I was one of them) for swearing at practice while there were children with-in ear shot, Tom, Dave, Dee and Trev, run a very tight ship, much respect to all, and good luck with the rest of the season, and on a personal note... you picked wrong Roman.
Stampede 20--Steelers 6
Hey Mr. Supra,
No disrespect but how do you come up with the your prediction? In the past you have been closer than this. I hope you might give us the benefit of the doubt for our next game. I will be waiting!
bearcats loose 24-7. please let them still be ranked 1st. thats two losses and a tie. pick up your game indiana headquarters
Full List of Scores
Kalamazoo Outlaws 15 @ Greatlakes Wolfpack 26
St. Louis Kings 24 @ Bearcats 7
Cutters 19 @ MW Force 26
Pirates 0 @ Outlawz 22
Blaze 52 @ Panthers 13
KC Mustangs 14 @ Wolfpack 28
Hitmen 14 @ Shamrock 0
Generals 34 @ Hurricanes 13
Stampede 20 @ Steelers 6
Yellowjackets 0 @ Tornadoes 35
Renegades 8 @ Wildcats 49
We don't deserve to be ranked in the top 20 after what we put on the field last weekend. We've had some organizational changes and we flinched.
We have our work put out for us. We are more talented now than we ever have been, but we aren't playing like a team.